There’s a great Newfoundland song called “Excursion around the Bay”. We had one of those today inspired by couple of great posts from Kings Cove and from the Round Da Bay Inn in Plate Cove West.
Departure from Gander at 8 a.m. was foggy but it cleared 10 minutes outside of town.
We bee lined to Bonavista taking Route 230 so we could take our time coming back along 235, the Coves route. We reached the Cape around 11:30.
At the Cape, it was clear skies to the north and fog and cloud to the south. These photos were taken from the exact same location, looking in two different directions.
From Cape Bonavista we could see four very large icebergs at a very long distance. I have a habit of giving my maps away so was not sure where they were located. We asked a gentleman who was walking and most helpful but really, must have never gone far from Bonavista. He suggested we were looking at Carmanville. Nope, not at all possible from Bonavista, but thanks. Always get a second opinion…..
In case we were going to actually do the Loop in chasing them, we hit the road!
It was, as my friend Paddy Barry says, Iceberg Palooza!
I had to use my zoom and Leo had binoculars in hand for the first few communities, Newman’s Cove and Hodderville.
Knights Cove had some lovely, shapely little bergs tucked nicely in the cove for easy viewing.
These pictures were taken out of the window of the car. He did manage to stop…
Stock Cove was also well stocked with small, shapely icebergs as well has a couple of flat, tabular types. Again, shot from the side of the road.
Then we got to Kings Cove and took the road to Keels and Duntara. Always go to Keels. It’s a beautiful spot every time.
(We had a great visit with a couple from Alberta who are spending another couple of months here and doing it right! They’d heard about Newfoundland Iceberg Reports at the Whale Pavilion in Triton)
We didn’t stop in Open Hall to see Paul Dolk but we did check to see Diane’s garden. Looking good! We’ll stop back in August for a visit.
That was a pretty full and exciting day but Plate Cove delivered on two counts. Plate Cove East had this great iceberg past the breakwater.
And although the boss seemed to be away, we had outstanding service at Round Da Bay Inn. Lunch was delicious and both of the tables that were there at 2:30 were local and we both made reservations to book a room later this season.
See you in August for a few nights, Round Da Bay!